Suzuki VStrom 250 Enters China at a price tag which can also work in the Indian market with minor changes
Suzuki after a long anticipation has launched its quarter-litre adventure tourer, the V-Strom 250 in China. The adventure tourer the Suzuki V-Strom 250 comes in two variants, which are the non-ABS and ABS. Prices are CNY 29,880/- (approximately Rs. 2,80,000/-) for the non-ABS variant and CNY 31,880/- (approximately Rs. 3,01,000/-) for the ABS variant.
Borrowing styling cues from its elder brothers, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the V-Strom 250 doesn’t look like a quarter-litre adventure tourer at all, because of those 3 luggage panniers at the rear.
Powering the Suzuki V-Strom 250 is a 248cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, SOHC motor that is capable of producing 25 HP at 8000 RPM and 23.40 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM.
This engine comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Since this bike is having an adventure tourer engine, it is tuned towards low and mid-range output which is claimed to provide a maximum acceleration at speeds between 20 km/h to 90 km/h.
Coming to the suspension of the motorcycle are via telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. The motorcycle runs on 10-spoke alloy wheels. Both the wheels feature disc brakes and ABS breaking is offered as option to the customers.
Other features include a tall windscreen, side case attachments, LCD instrument console, IRC tyres, LED tail-lamp, knuckle guards and a mobile charging socket which may come very handy on long rides.
The Suzuki V-Strom 250 is pretty heavy and weighs up to 188 kg and has a 17-litre fuel tank with a claimed range of over 500 km. It has a seat height of 800 mm and a ground clearance of 160 mm.
Suzuki has confirmed that V-Strom 250 will launch in European markets too. The deliveries in the UK were supposed to begin in March 2017 but unfortunately has been delayed. However, the Suzuki V-Strom 250 will not be coming to India even though the demand for adventure motorcycles are rising in the sub-continent.